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If your company bank account has been frozen because of a winding up petition – we can help. A validation order application is normally the best way to proceed, allowing you to continue trading and avoiding the risk of personal liability as well. We have been helping businesses since 2002. Let our team of experts help you get this order quickly.

In order to obtain a validation order, you will need to prepare a witness statement setting out in sufficient detail why it is you are seeking a validation order and dealing with all of the areas which a court will expect to see before granting such an order. Commonly, these relate to the financial affairs of the company, its future prospects and will refer to the accounts position and the overall financial viability.

  • at Francis Wilks & Jones, we have a team of experts in our validation orders team who can take you through this process;
  • our job is to work with you to obtain the information needed to prepare the witness statement evidence and set it out in a manner the court requires;
  • obtaining a validation order also needs the validation order application notice preparing and e-filed at court with the appropriate court fee. This is something that our validation order team can also sort out.

Finally, any validation order application requires a specialist validation order barrister to attend on your behalf who is familiar with these types of applications as that person will need to present the evidence to the court in such a manner that the court understands and help convince the court to give the order which we want.

It is therefore very much a team effort between ourselves, our clients and the barristers we need in any particular case. We would therefore strongly recommend that you contact us if you are considering any form of validation order having been served with a winding up petition. We can help guide you through the process and avoid the common validation pitfalls which parties unfamiliar with the process fall into.


Francis Wilks & Jones is the county’s leading firm of validation order and winding up petition solicitors. We are experts in all matters relating to validation orders and making these types of important applications. We can help a company continue to trade and help unfreeze a bank account. Our knowledge of the validation order process is second to none and our results excellent.

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